'Technical issues' cited as Hedley downsizes venue for Thunder Bay, Ont., show

'Technical issues' cited as Hedley downsizes venue for Thunder Bay, Ont., show
From CBC - March 14, 2018

Hedley is switching its Thunder Bay, Ont., concert this week to a smaller venue, the latest change to a rocky cross-Canada tour plagued by sexual misconduct allegations against lead singer Jacob Hoggard.

Citing "unforeseen technical issues" with the original venue, the embattled pop-rock band announced via Twitter that Friday's show is being moved to the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.

The concert had been slated for Fort William Gardens, a multi-purpose facility that accommodates up to 4,690 people.Popular for hockey and other sporting events, trade shows and concerts, the gardens had hosted the NHL Alumni Benefit Tour on Family Day last month.

The community auditoriumis a 1,500-seat performing arts centre that's home to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and hosts theatre productions, comedy shows and music concerts.


Tickets for the original venue will be honoured at the new site, with "patrons seated in a designated area based on their original ticket price/location, on a first-come first-served basis," the band said.

Refunds are also available at point of purchase and there will be no supporting act, the statement said.

Troubled tour


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